Client: Major French multinational utility company
Location: Victoria, Australia
Providing 6MW standby power to a remote power station
Set in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, 150km east of Melbourne, coal-fired Hazelwood power station was slated for closure in March 2017. Until then it was critical to keep it running, since Hazelwood was responsible for over 5% of Australia’s energy demands. The local Victoria region alone depended on it for up to a quarter of its energy needs. However, due to the plant’s age, three of its four main transformers failed in mid-2016. Hazelwood needed to install 6MW of standby temporary power while these transformers were repaired.
The challenge was finding someone able to provide such a substantial amount of temporary power securely to such a remote area and unique site to the required deadlines. Hazelwood also had to allow for the possibility that maintenance works might take longer than expected, as it was hard to predict the scale and complexity of the repairs.
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Flexible power, solid reliability